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DTE Energy Project Manager - Construction (ESO Capital Projects - SOUTH AREA) in Monroe, Michigan

Project Manager - Construction (ESO Capital Projects - SOUTH AREA)


Monroe, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1210

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Professional Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Manages the development and implementation of engineering, procurement, construction or outage, testing and commissioning of multiple intermediate to large (<$5 million) capital projects encompassing three to five power plants & multiple operating units distributed over a defined service area. This individual is responsible for managing one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost to deliver project outcomes in accordance with specified requirements. Provides vision, leadership, and project work direction to key project engineering, procurement, project controls, and construction or outage personnel for timely achievement of project goals and milestones. There are no jobs/employees (either directly or indirectly) reporting to this job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages multiple intermediate-to-large ($5-plus million) capital projects and/or multiple small projects. Ensures the constructability of the scope of work, engineering and design of the modification

  • Manages the progress of a construction project or outage, including renovation, alteration, or maintenances project from the scoping phase through the design, construction and closeout phases. This is inclusive of project scope, schedule and estimate development, engineering and construction or outage, through the completion of installation, testing, and commissioning into service and project closeout; manages cost and schedule forecasting, and scope, budget, quality, and schedule change control

  • Manages project expenditures, the procurement of equipment and materials including the startup testing and acceptance of the new equipment; provides daily management of on-site construction activities, working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and building trades.

  • Manages and integrates project construction with Plant and Outage Management, ensuring coordination between management and the general contractor or multiple individual contractors and building trades; coordinates with Supply Chain Management in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations; determines contracting strategy congruent with labor utilization strategies.

  • Manages project scope, schedule & cost changes ensuring that all project requirements and/or objectives and the execution of changes are properly documented, justified, approved by management, and vigorously pursued via regular reporting, forecasting final targets, reviews and audits; implements approved changes in a timely manner.

  • Manages communications, risk management, scope verification, and information distribution during project development & implementation; ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Interfaces with the respective project stakeholders (inclusive of internal organizations, plants, OEM, general contractors, building trades labor organizations/unions) and provides contract administration services for blanket orders or other subcontractors and vendors. Provides administrative support to the Supervisor - Projects Management.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Associate degree in an engineering discipline, construction management, business or a similarly relevant discipline & the knowledge /capabilities typically acquired through 4+ years of job-relevant experience, inclusive of substantive project management and/or experience with building trades & labor agreements, labor & trades jurisdictional issues, contract administration, negotiation, dispute resolution, safety, and fossil power plant outages

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction management, business,or a similarly relevant curriculum

  • Project Management Institute certification as a Project Management Professional.

Other Requirements

  • Multitasking capabilities: prioritizes, delegates & manages time and work flow effectively.

  • Analytical & decision making abilities: makes decisions systematically; anticipates and mitigates problems, and understands decisions' business implications.

  • Adapts to change; open to new ideas and willingly takes on new responsibilities.

  • Communications (written & verbal): creates reports, designs and conducts presentations at all levels of the Corporation.

  • Good listening and negotiating skills

  • Influencing skills: provides feedback and coaching; works well in groups and with other departments and organizations.

  • Motivates and challenges employees; develops subordinate employees' skills.

  • Knowledge of PC & computer-based scheduling and financial tools (e.g Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Primavera, MS Project, SAP & Maximo)

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market:MonroeNearest Secondary Market:Detroit

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